What is sin? How does sin affect our lives? How does the gospel relate to our sin? Can a Christian live a sinless life in this present world? How should a Christian treat sinners?
Is violence ever the answer? In the previous article, it was written that we should turn aside from all violence because God hates it. It was also written that vengeance belongs to God. So, it would seem that violence in all forms is strictly forbidden. What about all the instances in the scriptures in whichContinue reading “Exhortation Against Violence Part 2”
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Christian Faith Part 1: Introduction At some point in our lives as a Christian, we’ve come to know the story of Jesus and we believe in this story. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead. We believe that through JesusContinue reading “Christian Faith (Complete Series)”
There are many scriptures that warn us about the fate of those who take the Christian faith lightly. So much so, that it is difficult to know where to start when discussing this topic. These days, it is not so hard to search for these scriptures. An online search of, “warnings in scripture against unfruitfulContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 5: Trust Overcomes Dead Faith”
Is it possible to have faith in Jesus and experience nothing added to our life? No turning our life around and attempting to live more uprightly? No studying the scriptures? No friendships with other believers? No seeking a relationship with Jesus? No trust in God during hard times? It seems like a ridiculous notion, doesn’tContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 4: The Real Problem with the Faith Plus Nothing Debate”
It is comforting to know that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. However, this faith produces action. The scriptures are full of stories of an actionable faith. Hebrews 11 offers many examples. Here’s an excerpt: Hebrews 11-7 – By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, movedContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 3: Participating in the Faith”
Where does faith in Jesus come from? Is faith something that God gives or does faith originate from within the believer? Why does it seem as though some are full of faith while others cannot believe in God at all? Many act as though faith in Jesus was a choice that they made, and itContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 2: Where Does Faith Come From?”
At some point in our lives as a Christian, we’ve come to know the story of Jesus and we believe in this story. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead. We believe that through Jesus we will live forever.Continue reading “Christian Faith Part 1: Introduction”
What does it mean to be born again? For Christians, there is an idea of being born again. This analogy exists to help us understand what it means to be a Christian. Christians are devoted to Jesus Christ. He is our Lord. Jesus is also the Son of God. If we put our trust inContinue reading “Born Again”